Ok. Got you though didn't understand what everything you said. But one thing is clear that .. what I am doing is not right.
With respect to retaining the soil, it will be retaining little soil.
Would you mind explain again step by step, with some pics, if available ?
I am totally new to this one. I want to do myself because i can't hire due to cost of labor. But I can put the money for material to do correctly.
I will go step by step.
One the first step:
Originally Posted by CapeCod153
1) the rocks are too big to mix in a 8” deep footer. You will create numerous week spots in the footing where the concrete is too thin due to the rocks. Plus, you won’t be able to add any reinforcement to the footing due to the rocks. You are better off just using a concrete mix alone and adding WWM (welded wire mesh) or better yet, rebar to reinforce the footing. .
So you mean to say
1) - just pour the concrete (specmix) into the 8" trench ?
buy gravel(homedepot) and mix it properly and pour it ? if buy gravel, what should be ratio between gravel and spec mix ?
2) where should be placing WWM ? or if I go by rebar, what size ? where should I place it..
Please educate me.